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RCF Seeks Proposals from Synagogues

Denver, CO – During 2010, Rose Community Foundation is inviting proposals from Denver- and Boulder-area synagogues for innovative efforts to reach out to and welcome more Jews, especially to Jews under 40. Building on Rose’s Jewish Life funding priorities focused on efforts to strengthen connections between Jewish individuals and institutions, the Foundation will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund synagogue programs that:

  • promote new Jewish connections and participation
  • create new ways to deliver meaning, purpose, spirituality and welcoming
  • transcend traditional boundaries

Throughout its 15-year history, Rose Community Foundation has included synagogues in some of its large initiatives, such as MazelTot, The Endowment Challenge and Live On.

In looking at the findings of the 2007 Jewish Community Study, we recognize that our entire Jewish community needs to accelerate its efforts to welcome and connect younger Jewish individuals and families,” said Rob Klugman, chair of the Foundation’s Jewish Life Committee and co-chair of the study. “We believe synagogues and congregations have the potential to develop or expand innovative programs that create welcoming cultures and bring people in—especially younger people—and connect them to Jewish life. We are looking for good ideas to support.”

Research shows that many Jews are not embracing Jewish institutions, including synagogues. Younger people, especially, are looking for more personal, individual and participatory approaches to Jewish life,” said Scott Levin, chair of the Foundation’s board of trustees. “We are looking forward to working with synagogues to support their efforts to be communities of inspiration, spirituality and tikkun olam, providing meaning and purpose to people’s lives.”

Four-page concept papers are due to Rose by noon on July 6th, 2010 and all submissions will be notified of their status by September 25th, 2010.  View and print or download the RFP: Request for Proposals from Synagogues, An Invitation to Innovate May 2010.

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